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FLTU1425 Lower Intermediate German 10 credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Gabriele Zagel-Millmore

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1423Lower Inter German 20cr Sem1&2

Module replaces


This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Lower intermediate German, 10 credits, Semester 2, is for students who have already studied German to GCSE/CEFR A2 or equivalent. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of German/Swiss/Austrian culture. You will develop your presentations skills, your research skills using resources in German and your reporting skills.


To consolidate knowledge of German at elementary level and develop skills and competence beyond GCSE/CEFR A2/B1. On completion of the module students should be able to identify and summarise main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in German, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- make themselves understood on the everyday topics covered
- understand the main points of standard speech on familiar topics and be able to understand the main points from TV news broadcasts
- demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of German and English
- demonstrate greater understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- read and understand short newspaper articles
- write short pieces with a good degree of accuracy using a range of vocabulary and German expression appropriately.


- Review of key areas of grammar covered in the elementary module and at GCSE
- Talking about oneself and others in detail
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreeing and disagreeing
- Collating information and presenting it in a presentation or report
- Talking about culture and customs
- Current affairs

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 22/08/2023


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